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Posted by Amber on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 12:45pm.

Most organic acids can be represented as RCOOH, where COOH is the carboxyl group and R is the rest of the molecule. (For example, R is CH3 in acetic acid, CH3COOH). (a) Draw a Lewis structure for the carboxyl group. (b) Upon ionization, the carboxyl group is converted to the carboxylate group, COO-. Draw resonance structures for the caboxylate group.

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